Add breadth to your CapU Bachelor’s degree and expand your knowledge of the science of human behavior with a Minor in Psychology.

Starting your 30-credit minor involves three mandatory courses at the 100- and 200-levels. Two are Introduction to Psychology classes and the other, a Research Methods course.

Your lower-level portion of the minor will be completed with two 200-level psychology courses, with options available in Lifespan Development, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology and more.

When you move into the upper-levels, taking 300- and 400-level classes to add 15 credits to complete your minor, you can diversify your areas of expertise with no mandatory courses.

Upper-level courses for the Minor in Psychology fall under seven different groups: Social/Cultural/Personality, Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, Mental Health and Well-Being, Applied Psychology and Psychology Electives. Choose any 5 of the courses in these groups to make up the latter half of your minor.

Learn more about the Psychology Minor by visiting the Requirements tab or contacting our Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

Lower-Level Requirements

Total credits: 15.00

PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology I3.00 credits
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology II3.00 credits
PSYC 212Research Methods in Psychology3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
PSYCPsychology 200-level6.00 credits


Upper-Level Requirements

Total credits: 15.00

PSYCPsychology 300 or 400-level15.00 credits


Total program credits: 30.00

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Psychology Department

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